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2006 Census of Canada: Topic-based tabulations

After-tax Family Income Groups (23A) and Census Family Structure (11) for the Census Families in Private Households of Canada, Provinces, Territories, Census Metropolitan Areas and Census Agglomerations, 2005 - 20% Sample Data

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Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse Warning
After-tax family income groups (23A) Census family structure (11)
Total - Census family structure 1 Married couple families 2 Married couple families with no children Married couple families with children under 18 years 3 Married couple families with only children 18 years and over Common-law couple families 4 Common-law couple families with no children Common-law couple families with children under 18 years 5 Common-law couple families with only children 18 years and over Male lone-parent families Female lone-parent families
Note(s) :
  1. Census metropolitan areas and census agglomerations crossing provincial boundaries
    There is one census metropolitan area (Ottawa - Gatineau) and three census agglomerations (Campbellton, Hawkesbury and Lloydminster) that cross provincial boundaries. The data for their respective provincial parts are included with the appropriate census metropolitan area or census agglomeration, with data for the census metropolitan area or census agglomeration within the province of the provincial part that contributes the majority of the population to the area. For example, Ottawa - Gatineau can be found in Ontario, Campbellton in New Brunswick, Hawkesbury in Ontario and Lloydminster in Alberta.
  1. TOTAL - CENSUS FAMILY STRUCTURE
    Census family structure - Refers to the classification of census families into married couples (with or without children of either or both spouses), common-law couples (with or without children of either or both partners), and lone-parent families by sex of parent. A couple may be of opposite or same sex. 'Children' in a census family include grandchildren living with their grandparent(s) but with no parents present.
  2. MARRIED COUPLE FAMILIES
    Includes same-sex married couple families in 2005.
  3. MARRIED COUPLE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS
    These families may also have children 18 years and over.
  4. COMMON-LAW COUPLE FAMILIES
    Includes opposite-sex and same-sex common-law couple families.
  5. COMMON-LAW COUPLE FAMILIES WITH CHILDREN UNDER 18 YEARS
    These families may also have children 18 years and over.
  6. TOTAL - AFTER-TAX FAMILY INCOME GROUPS
    Census family total income - The total income of a census family is the sum of the total incomes of all members of that family.

    'Total income' refers to the total money income received from the following sources during calendar year 2005 by persons 15 years of age and over:

    - wages and salaries (total)
    - net farm income
    - net non-farm income from unincorporated business and/or professional practice
    - child benefits
    - Old Age Security pension and Guaranteed Income Supplement
    - benefits from Canada or Quebec Pension Plan
    - benefits from Employment Insurance
    - other income from government sources
    - dividends, interest on bonds, deposits and savings certificates, and other investment income
    - retirement pensions, superannuation and annuities, including those from RRSPs and RRIFs
    - other money income.

    After-tax income of census families - The after-tax income of a census family is the sum of the after-tax incomes of all members of that family. After-tax income of family members or persons not in families refers to total income from all sources minus federal, provincial and territorial income taxes paid for 2005.

    Receipts not counted as income - The income concept excludes gambling gains and losses, lottery prizes, money inherited during the year in a lump-sum, capital gains or losses, receipts from the sale of property, income tax refunds, loan payments received, lump-sum settlements of insurance policies, rebates received on property taxes, refunds of pension contributions as well as all income 'in kind,' such as free meals and living accommodations, or agricultural products produced and consumed on the farm.

    Average income of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, and households - Average income of families (census/economic) or persons 15 years of age and over not in families or households refers to the weighted mean total income of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, or households in 2005. Average income is calculated from unrounded data by dividing the aggregate income of a specified group of families (for example, husband-wife families with working wives) or persons 15 years of age and over not in families or households (for example, two-person households) by the number of families, persons not in families, or households in that respective group, whether or not they reported income.

    Median income of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, and households - The median income of a specified group of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, or households is that amount which divides their income size distribution, ranked by size of income, into two halves. That is, the incomes of the first half of the families, persons 15 years of age and over not in families, or households are below the median, while those of the second half are above the median. Median incomes of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families, or households are normally calculated for all units in the specified group, whether or not they reported income.

    Standard error of average income - Refers to the estimated standard error of average income for an income size distribution. If interpreted as shown below, it serves as a rough indicator of the precision of the corresponding estimate of average income. For about 68% of the samples which could be selected from the sample frame, the difference between the sample estimate of average income and the corresponding figure based on complete enumeration would be less than one standard error. For about 95% of the possible samples, the difference would be less than two standard errors and, in about 99% of the samples, the difference would be less than approximately two and a half standard errors.

    The above concept and procedures also apply in the calculation of these statistics on the after-tax income of families (census/economic), persons 15 years of age and over not in families and households.
Warning Data quality note(s)
  • Data quality index showing, for the short census questionnaire (100% data), a global non response rate higher than or equal to 5% but lower than 10%.
Total - After-tax family income groups 6 267,415 187,425 91,125 67,140 29,150 34,705 21,060 12,010 1,635 8,010 37,280
Under $10,000 7,575 2,885 1,670 855 355 1,190 890 270 35 585 2,910
$10,000 to $14,999 7,875 2,345 1,595 535 210 1,050 755 280 10 445 4,035
$15,000 to $19,999 9,680 2,985 1,990 780 215 1,365 870 470 20 560 4,770
$20,000 to $24,999 14,740 7,220 5,795 1,055 365 2,050 1,295 715 35 685 4,775
$25,000 to $29,999 20,150 11,630 9,070 1,905 650 3,000 1,750 1,165 80 790 4,730
$30,000 to $34,999 22,050 13,230 8,450 3,820 960 3,465 1,945 1,435 90 875 4,480
$35,000 to $39,999 20,245 13,940 8,495 4,415 1,035 2,905 1,625 1,215 65 760 2,635
$40,000 to $44,999 20,180 14,400 8,275 4,625 1,500 2,795 1,690 990 120 755 2,225
$45,000 to $49,999 19,000 14,055 7,725 4,700 1,635 2,645 1,595 930 120 560 1,730
$50,000 to $54,999 17,795 13,500 6,335 5,465 1,700 2,480 1,445 820 215 445 1,370
$55,000 to $59,999 16,385 12,965 5,900 5,195 1,865 2,185 1,295 770 120 330 900
$60,000 to $64,999 13,785 11,010 4,725 4,465 1,820 1,655 1,105 490 55 325 790
$65,000 to $69,999 12,315 9,965 3,600 4,310 2,055 1,630 910 590 125 210 505
$70,000 to $74,999 10,720 8,970 3,350 3,670 1,950 1,145 770 295 85 180 420
$75,000 to $79,999 9,440 7,915 2,635 3,375 1,900 1,195 760 340 100 125 205
$80,000 to $89,999 14,525 12,445 3,860 5,690 2,895 1,580 970 500 105 130 375
$90,000 to $99,999 9,875 8,750 2,525 3,840 2,385 860 515 220 125 100 165
$100,000 to $124,999 12,190 11,020 2,890 4,780 3,355 940 550 320 75 55 170
$125,000 and over 8,880 8,180 2,235 3,640 2,305 545 325 175 45 75 70
Median after-tax family income $ 47,850 54,078 45,139 60,237 70,383 44,038 44,015 42,255 55,186 35,246 27,344
Average after-tax family income $ 54,649 61,208 51,908 67,422 75,970 48,699 48,297 47,712 61,115 38,775 30,622
Standard error of average after-tax family income $ 156 201 281 321 525 314 419 490 1,465 539 190
Source: Statistics Canada, 2006 Census of Population, Statistics Canada catalogue no. 97-563-XCB2006070 (Nova Scotia / Nouvelle-Écosse, Code12)